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Learn the Many Benefits of Swimming for Exercise

James Ashner | Jul 19, 2018 9:34:22 AM

 

Please note our summer hours : 

Monday - Friday:   9 am to 5 pm
Saturday:   9 am to 3 pm
Sunday:  10 am to 2 pm

  

Swimming is a great form of exercise for people of all ages, providing many benefits with a low-impact, total body workout. Whether swimming for recreation or as prescribed therapy, exercising in the water offers many benefits to improve and maintain a healthy body.  Swimming provides a total body workout with aerobic and cardio activity while also improving flexibility and strength.  

Low-Impact Workout

Unlike exercising on land, exercising in the water offers many benefits with a low-impact workout.  The buoyancy of the water helps to offset gravity to support your body during exercise which relieves pressure on joints, muscles and ligaments.  The water cushions weight bearing joints, reducing sore muscles, stress fractures and potential injury that can occur when exercising on the ground.

Swimming Helps Arthritis and Chronic Conditions

Swimming as a form of low-impact exercise is often prescribed for people suffering from joint or back pain and chronic conditions such as arthritis.  Water therapy helps to alleviate symptoms of arthritis and is even shown to slow down the progression of the disease.  Hydrotherapy is recommended for people suffering from rheumatoid and juvenile arthritis, offering low-impact physical activity which contributes to less pain and possible remission in some patients.

Swimming also provides benefits to diabetes patients, helping to control high blood sugar and cholesterol with a safe, low-impact workout.  Swimming provides valuable aerobic activity to people who suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood sugar.

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Swimming Improves Mental Health

Swimming has been shown to improve the mental health of both women and men to improve mood, lessen anxiety and decrease depression.  Pregnant women benefit from warm water therapy, which is also beneficial for children diagnosed with developmental disabilities and disorders.  Swimming just makes us feel good, no matter your gender or age.

 

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Kick Off Summer with New Pool Floats

James Ashner | Jun 13, 2018 12:06:33 PM

 

Please note our summer hours : 

Monday - Friday:   9 am to 5 pm
Saturday:   9 am to 3 pm
Sunday:  10 am to 2 pm
 

 

If you’ve got pool floats from last year that just don’t hold air like they used to or maybe the foam floats are missing some pieces and dinged up, it’s time to swap them out for new ones.  Replace your old floats with new pool floats from The Swimming Pool Store to kick off summer the right way.  There’s nothing worse than having a pool party or just a few friends over and someone is left without a pool float. 

Maximize Relaxation with Premiere Pool Floats

There’s nothing more relaxing than floating around your pool on a hot summer day in a comfortable, premier pool float.  Pool floats today are like a floating lounger with soft, cushioned material, a headrest and drink holders.  You’ll not have a care in the world when relaxing on a floating lounger, other than remembering to wear sunscreen just in case you fall asleep. 

Get the most out of your pool this year with comfortable, premier pool floats to provide the relaxation your pool was meant for. 

Now through the Fourth of July, enjoy 20% off your total purchase of premier pool floats. 

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 Throw the best summer pool party and make sure everyone has a chance to relax in the pool with the best deals of the season on relaxing pool floats and loungers.   

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Make Lasting Memories with Pool Floats and Toys

James Ashner | Jun 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Make Lasting Memories with Pool Floats and Toys

Now that you are enjoying your pool with summer in full swing, add some pool floats and toys to make fun lasting memories.  Whether you prefer to relax by the water, or your pool is full of kids splashing and making waves, adding unique pool floats will give you the maximum benefit from your pool. 

If you enjoy floating around your pool on a lazy summer day, you might get the most benefit from a comfy lounger, one with drink holders and a headrest!  Or maybe you have a pool full of kids all summer, and they need something to encourage some good clean fun.   Pool toys come in all shapes and sizes, with something for all ages! 

Playing ball in the pool is a great past time, either volleyball or basketball, when you have to splash in the water to get the ball, it really doesn’t matter who wins the game.  Diving rings are a great way to teach children to dive and swim underwater, building their self-confidence as a good swimmer while playing a fun game at the same time. 

  

Never Leave Children Unattended

If your little swimmer isn’t swimming yet, there are many floats for babies and infants to introduce them to the water, while keeping them safe at the same time.   Never leave a child unattended in the water, even when in a flotation device or when wearing a life jacket.  All children that cannot swim should be wearing a life jacket or life-saving flotation device when around the pool, even if they are not in the water.

Never leave children unattended near a pool, even if they are not in the water and wearing safety devices.  This is the single most important thing that you can do to ensure the safety of children in or around your pool.  Walking away for even a brief moment can have dire consequences.  Make sure that everyone visiting your pool is aware of the rules, and be consistent in your pool safety procedures.  

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Know the Risks of Dry Drowning

James Ashner | Jun 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Know the Risks of Dry and Secondary Drowning

Parents must be aware and know the risks of dry drowning and secondary drowning, which are very real threats to young children swimming in any body of water.   We often think that because our child is out of the water, that the risk of drowning has been eliminated.   Dry and Secondary Drownings make up about 1-2% of all drowning incidents, and while it is rare it can be fatal. 

Dry and secondary drownings occur when a child breathes in water when they accidentally get water in their mouth either by accident, from struggling in the water, or from being dunked or thrown in the water.  Dry drowning is a very real hazard that most parents don’t think about once they leave the pool, lake or ocean.

Difference in Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

While both dry drowning and secondary drowning occur from breathing in water, and they both have the same symptoms, there are differences in the two rare instances. 

In dry drowning water never reaches the lungs, but breathing water in causes the vocal cords to spasm which closes the airway.  This happens after they have left the water.  Symptoms of difficulty breathing will usually happen right away after the incident. 

In secondary drowning, the airways are open and water gets into the lungs.  This causes pulmonary edema, a condition in which fluid in the lungs and prevents oxygen from getting into the lungs, and the bloodstream.  Symptoms of secondary drowning can occur anywhere from 1 to 24 hours after the incident.

 Symptoms of Dry and Secondary Drowning

Dry and secondary drowning can occur in adults, but is more common in children due to their smaller size.  Both have similar symptoms, which include:

  • Persistent coughing
  • Chest Pain
  • Increased trouble breathing (indicated by nostrils flaring or seeing the ribs or the gap above the collarbone which indicates trouble breathing.
  • Change in behavior like forgetfulness or sleepiness (indicates a lack of oxygen)
  • Vomiting which is a sign of the body under stress, and can occur from a lack of oxygen or persistent coughing

While the cause of dry drowning and secondary drowning are a bit different, the symptoms and results can be the same, and in some cases fatal. 

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